Friday, June 25, 2010

Attacks on the Electoral College Gain Momentum

[Tara Ross]

You won’t hear about it in the mainstream media, but the Electoral College is on the verge of being eliminated. One important legislative vote could occur Thursday. Two others could occur in the upcoming days and weeks.

A California-based group, National Popular Vote, is lobbying hard for a dangerous piece of anti-Electoral College legislation. My NRO article on the mechanics of the legislation is here. Five states have already approved NPV, but now three additional states are dangerously close to joining them: Delaware, Massachusetts, and New York. Another trio of state legislatures approved the scheme, but their governors vetoed the plan. These latter states remain important; a reasonable argument can be made that the gubernatorial vetoes are irrelevant.

If each of these states is counted, NPV could have as many as 169 electoral votes in favor of its plan. It needs 270. NPV has come startlingly close to success even as most Americans remain completely unaware that the presidential-election process is so close to being turned on its head. FULL STORY

1 comment:

JF said...

Aware of it

Saul Anuzis is touting it here and Valde Garcia aleady has the Bill introduced.

An out-of-state political operative from "Red Cap Strategy" has someone here in MI talking to TP Groups and they are falling for it!

Be prepared to hear a lot more about this....